8 Months later... How do you feel about MK9?

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#1 Posted by Kyreo (4683 posts) -

So it's been about eight months now and I've been playing Mortal Kombat 9 pretty regularly since it came out and I'm still very content with it and love playing it. I was curious if the Giant Bomb community at large shared my feelings.

#2 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7597 posts) -

I haven't played it regularly, but it was a great reboot. Enjoyed the amount of single player content, challenge mode kept me occupied for a long time and the story mode was amazing.

It's easily the standard all other fighting games should be aiming against.

#3 Posted by phrosnite (3513 posts) -

I still want a PC version so I can play it. I've watched like 30 hours of gameplay though :)

#4 Posted by Cloudenvy (5877 posts) -

I really like MK9!

#5 Posted by Ashuramaru (45 posts) -

Still great, It's the only fighting game outside of soul calibur that my friends like, so whenever we get together (about once every other week) we end up playing MK all evening.

#6 Posted by Hailinel (25787 posts) -

After playing the story mode, part of of the challenge tower, and the arcade mode for maybe half of the characters, I set the game aside and never felt the desire to go back to it. I also feel that the story mode is well done, and it's presentation is top not and reason enough to pay the price of admission, but I think some people take it too far when they cite it as the game that elevated fighting game stories out of the morass when other titles had previously worked to do the same without needing to serve as a reboot.

#7 Posted by Rebel_Scum (979 posts) -

Haven't picked it up for ages. But then if I could access the dlc it might reinvigorate my interest. Stupid Australian censorship.

#8 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6805 posts) -

I haven't really played it since a few weeks after release (I'm not a big fighting game guy, but I do love MK) and I still strongly feel that it is my favorite fighting game ever. The single-player content was just awesome since I don't play fighting game multiplayer online (I suck since I barely play fighting games). It was well worth the 60 bucks I paid for it just for the bunch of awesome single player stuff. More fighting games should be like that. The one thing it was missing for me was a simple player vs. AI mode where you just select your character and select a character you want to fight. If it had that I would probably play it more since I only play local multiplayer when a friend is over at this point.

#9 Posted by Spoonman671 (5314 posts) -

I still think it was fucking awesome.  I just wish I could get back into the online, but I would just end up getting worked over constantly so I don't bother putting it into my PS3.

#10 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

Still think it's really boring compared to many other fighting games, especially watching it.

I like the fatalities but I think the animations (especially when juggling) make the game seem very b-grade. Not including fatality animations, those are top notch.

Basically a lot of characters in MK9 during gameplay look like they really need to take a shit.

#11 Posted by spartanlolz92 (520 posts) -

i like it i just wish i was better at it :/ its not fun when half the community are gods at it

#12 Posted by ArbitraryWater (13531 posts) -

I don't like it perhaps as much as I initially did, partially because of the way the fighting feels and partially because the online was some variety of broken throughout my experience with it. Still a very solid fighting game... but I like King of Fighters XIII a lot more.

#13 Edited by Bwast (1376 posts) -

My friend took my copy with her when she went away to College so I can't play when I get the urge to now and then. No big deal though. For someone who doesn't play many fighting games, it was impressive that it held me for a good month.

#14 Posted by agentboolen (1962 posts) -

I really enjoy it a lot. I also really like that they haven't made slight upgrades to it like Capcom has been doing. IMO this is the best fighting game out this year.

#15 Edited by Sooty (8195 posts) -

@agentboolen said:

I really enjoy it a lot. I also really like that they haven't made slight upgrades to it like Capcom has been doing. IMO this is the best fighting game out this year.

Every update to SFIV has been more than a slight update. If you played it more than just casually it's really easy to see.

I agree that the updates to SFIV should have been available as DLC to begin with, but not that they are low on content. I consider re-balances more than slight upgrades, and Super added quite a lot in addition to the balance changes.

#16 Posted by Kookro (111 posts) -

Still play it at parties, friggin love test your luck.

#17 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

I think it is the best MK game and the only one I even like. The single player was well done but I don't like the gameplay enough to play it a lot.

#18 Posted by nintendoeats (6155 posts) -

It's fuckin' baller-awesome.

#19 Posted by huntad (2189 posts) -

I don't play multiplayer games, so I picked this up exclusively for singleplayer and it was great. Now, though, I don't see many reasons to go back for it. I spent time doing the challenge tower, the story mode, and did some extensive training in the training room. I feel I've sucked the content dry and now I don't really know what to do with it.

#20 Posted by FLStyle (5955 posts) -

Since the second coming of fighting games began, MK9 for me is the first game since Street Fighter IV that looks like it's really grabbed hold of mainstream gamers and gaming culture-savvy people alike.

It's the best selling fighting game of 2011, has the best story mode in a fighting game ever (as far as the cheese that is fighting game stories go) and is a two-time main tournament game at EVO (last year and this year in July). Hats off to NetherRealm Studios, they did good.

#21 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12174 posts) -

Still a fun game to play with friends. At least the ones who are about as good as I am. I have a few who don't like to play against me because I always win.

#22 Posted by Demoskinos (17103 posts) -

One of my favorite games of last year. Had so much momentum playing it. Bought 4 copies of it including the Tourney edition the special edition and two copies which I gave to friends.... that being said... the DLC killed it for me. The problems that the game had after the DLC launched was awful. Bought all the DLC for Ps3 and could almost never use it.

#23 Posted by JeanLuc (3830 posts) -

Its still awesome

#24 Posted by Stete (784 posts) -

Admittetly its been a while since ive booted it up, but for me its the best fighting game ive played in the last 6-7 years, and definitely the best fighting game this generation. To sum it up, Ive spent more time playing MK9 than Street Fighter IV, Soul Calibur IV, Marvel vs Capcom 3, BlazBlue CS and Tekken 6 combined.

#25 Posted by Milkman (18419 posts) -

I haven't consistently played it since launch but I never planned on doing that. I got everything I wanted out of MK 9.

#26 Edited by ricetopher (1077 posts) -

Until The King of Fighters XIII came out I thought MK9 was the best fighting game to be released last year. I don't just mean this in terms of what it offered for the casual players but how it panned out in the competitive community.

I've kind of fallen off on keeping up with fighting games in terms of playing them (and if I could have the time to be playing any current fighting game it would easily be put towards KoF13), but its always upsetting to me that even MK can't break the divide between Capcom games and everything else in the competitive community. As we get a flood of fighting games, many from developers besides Capcom (as well as Capcom's obvious movement towards pandering for the casual not slowing down), I would hope that many people start showing the willingness to reach out and give every fighting game an honest shot.

Back on topic, while its gotten maybe a few more patches than it needed, MK9 is great, but I still love UMK3 so much more.

#27 Posted by Floppypants (812 posts) -

Love the game, but I ultimately stopped playing because it didn't offer the online experience I wanted. If MK9 had StarCraft 2's matchmaking system, I'd undoubtedly still be playing. Joining the "11111111Newbs Only" lobby and getting worked by some pro is a complete failure on NetherRealm's part.

Also, once a game goes on the shelf, it goes out of sight and out of mind. MK9 would have been great on the PC.

I plan on buying the Vita version of the game.

#28 Posted by JJOR64 (19609 posts) -

The game has issues, but it's still fun. Haven't played it in a while though.

#29 Posted by kingzetta (4497 posts) -

best fighting game ever

#30 Posted by Dookysharpgun (622 posts) -

I enjoyed it, but haven't played it in a long, long time. Too many other games dwarfed it, and the patching issues, along with the still botched netcode that seems to favour direct line connections, instead of wireless, pissed me off to no end.

Its a great game, definitely a top-tier fighting game, but MK10 should address the many, many issues that MK9 had, while aiming for some more longevity in the gameplay itself. Rooms are fun, but I'd rather four 2 Vs 2 matches in a tournament mode than six people sitting around, watching two guys duke it out, while they scratch their asses and wait for their turn.

#31 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2145 posts) -

I enjoy watching MK, but not playing it, but I guess that goes for all fighting games for me though.

#32 Posted by ShaggE (7572 posts) -

Still love it and play it semi-regularly. And I still can't believe I finished every challenge in the tower... I mean, I am *not* good at fighting games, but somehow I pulled it off. That makes me happy.

#33 Posted by SoldierG654342 (1885 posts) -

It's been about the only game I've played since it came out. No, I'm not exaggerating.

#34 Posted by niamahai (1409 posts) -

i hope this paves the way for Shao Lin Monks 2.

#35 Posted by Commisar123 (1865 posts) -

I still think it is the best fighting game of 2011, and is really impressive

#36 Posted by Demoskinos (17103 posts) -

@ShaggE: I don't know what was worse... the 3 shao khans or the final gauntlet at the end.

#37 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

I rented it for about two weeks back in August and had so much fun with it that I've had this itching to buy it ever since. Good to see that everyone's been having so much fun with it, as it reinforces my decision.

#38 Edited by ShaggE (7572 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@ShaggE: I don't know what was worse... the 3 shao khans or the final gauntlet at the end.

Honestly, I think the superpowered Noob Saibot was the worst. At least I could cheese the 3 Shao Khans and the gauntlet (hint for the gauntlet, in case anybody hasn't finished it: gun spam), but the super-Noob fight was sheer anger in game form.

#39 Posted by Buttenator (206 posts) -

This game was a guilty pleasure for the few months that I played it, though I unfortunately derived most of my enjoyment from beating on people that weren't as good as me (which was most people I played).

#40 Edited by churrific (493 posts) -

It was alot of fun going through the story and seeing all the animations/fatalities for the first time. After that though, it just didn't hold enough depth for me in the actual fighting system, so I went back to other fighting games that I find more interesting. It was really cool for those couple of weeks though. First time I saw that noob saibot rip-in-half fatality was the sickest 2-second cut scene moment I saw all last yr.

#41 Posted by Emilio (3582 posts) -

I don't own it, but I did play it for a bit. It was surprisingly solid in the fighting, but I didn't try the single player.

#42 Posted by Cincaid (3048 posts) -

I played (and loved) it when it was released, but honestly I haven't touched it for months. A shame that the online was so busted, but I'll definitely pick it up again when that fighting-game-itch comes back after my RPG-itch is satisfied.

#43 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

I kinda lost interest after the story since fighters are not really my genre (nor my friend's) but I had an amazing time with it. 
Last time I enjoyed a fighter THIS much was back on the Gamecube, with Soul Calibur 2.

#44 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

Just so you all know a GOTY edition is coming very soon.

#45 Posted by ProfessorEss (7794 posts) -

I don't play it regularly because we only really play it when the boys are together at someone's place but when we do, it's still awesome.

#46 Posted by MideonNViscera (2269 posts) -

It was ok. It really fucked up any chance it had with me when the online didn't work worth a shit on release. Then Freddy came out and they fucked up their second chance with me with the way they did the DLC.

#47 Posted by Zidd (1923 posts) -

I think its the best MK has ever been.

#48 Posted by artgarcrunkle (988 posts) -

Fun to play with friends. Most of my friends don't play games so I regret buying it because it's unplayable online.

#49 Posted by MethodMan008 (960 posts) -

@Kyreo: Super fun as a single player game and casual multiplayer. But the competitive MK scene is garbage.

#50 Edited by CptBedlam (4493 posts) -

Loved it and I kept it in case I want to play local mp or sp. Too bad they effed up the online and the dlc.

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